Dark Chocolate Cake With Rich Chocolate Frosting/Icing Recipe

I Love Chocolate!

I believe many would say the same thing. But until recently, I did not know that not all chocolates are created equal. I read studies that "dark" chocolate contains cocoa phenols which have shown to lower blood pressure. Not to mention it is rich in anti-oxidants which help fight free radicals, destructive molecules which contribute to heart disease and other ailments.

Dark Chocolate Cake
Dark Chocolate Cake
Dark Chocolate Cake
Dark Chocolate Cake
Dark Chocolate Cake
Dark Chocolate Cake

Ingredients: Dark Chocolate Cake

2 cups cake flour

2 cups white sugar

1 cup baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup cold brewed coffee

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

Ingredients: Rich Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup butter-softened,no substitutes
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 9" cake pans or one 9x13 pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl,combine flour,baking powder,salt,soda,cocoa,and sugar.
  • Make a well in the center and add the eggs,coffee,buttermilk,vanilla,and oil.
  • Mix until well combined. Batter will be thin.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan(s).
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let layers set for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire cooling racks.
  • Cool completely.

Directions: Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl,cream butter.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar,cocoa, and vanilla.
  • Add milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency.
  • Frost the cake.

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Vondre 8 years ago from Columbia, SC

Hello [Name],

I wanted to express my thanks for the great cake recipe. It turned out so beautifully; color, style, and design, thank you so much for sharing it.

Well, I too have a cake related hub page as well. Just click on my picture to check it out when you have time or go to http://freecakebook.com to get my free cake book

Happy Baking!


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monk3ybidzness 8 years ago from Antartica Author

glad you liked it

Mags 6 years ago

I was always looking for the pefect chocolate cake receipe. well now i have. thanks :-)

Sw 4 years ago

Is that cocoa powder or baking chocolate squares that are used for this recipe

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monk3ybidzness 4 years ago from Antartica Author

its baking cocoa powder

Chrisy 3 years ago

In the icing recipe, you have 1/2 tsp vanilla and then at the bottom, another 1 tsp. vanilla. How much is added, please.

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monk3ybidzness 3 years ago from Antartica Author

@Chrisy woops its half. Good catch, thanks.

Monique 2 years ago

Love the look of the icing. However, I have substitute butter with cream cheese and a tablespoon of buttermilk. It is delicious icing. I know you said no substitute, but I do not like butter in the icing. Thanks for the recipe.

Vrinda S Kini 2 years ago

Please can you share how you got the fabulous swirls on the cake? I have been admiring this icing for a couple of years, and can't figure out how to do this.

Becky 23 months ago

Can the white sugar for the cake be substituted with pure can sugar?

Valued Customer 23 months ago

Made this frosting today, for cupcakes, and it's definitely keeper! I was looking for a deep choc flavor, and this is it. It was a bit of a challenge to mix, but I believe it's because of my weenie, wimpy mixer, lol. TY for sharing!

Jean Flohr 21 months ago

Made this as a birthday cake for a friend of mine. She and her family loved it. Best frosting I have tasted!

Mae 18 months ago

i made the buttercream but extremely sweet. Is it just me ?

Katharine 18 months ago

I can't wait to try this recipe! I plan to use half Hersheys Special Dark Cocoa with the regular Cocoa so it is Extra Dark!

Ellen 6 months ago

Made your cake today. It was outstanding. My grandson gave it a WOW. I used a different frosting but the cake is s keeper. Thanks for sharing

Phyllis Haas 2 months ago

I made this tasty frosting, but it is much lighter, not deep dark chocolate as shown!

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